So, the weather is finally improving. I was able to leave the house without a jacket for the first time in 2 months…. How happy was I to feel that warm(ish) breeze and think that winter may finally be over! Still a long way until the summer, but near enough; it is on its way. College does not start for another couple of weeks so I’m working full time at The Breakfast Club, which is funding my life until I go back and receive my second student loan installment… This is my Spanish friend, Mireia…daring and dirty (not too dirty), she is a Barcelona babe!
Battersea Art Centre
Tuesday night Trilogy. I went to the brilliant art centre over in Battersea to watch a performance called ‘Trilogy’; a 3 part, 3 hour celebration of modern-day feminism. It examines the journey in feminism– where have we come from and where are we going. Throughout the performance the actors explore and debate the relationship with their bodies, and the women who have changed history by devoting themselves to female rights. I was unable to photograph the performance as the women were naked during most of it. As you enter the building, the grand staircase and foyer make room for new and heart-felt art work contributed by local art schools. Their latest installment displays thousands of mis-matching scrap tags with people’s personal confessions about their flaws and regrets. They have then been tied to string and hung in a pyramid shape to create a pinnacle point representing release and identity.
East London Thrift Store
Sunday is a great day to catch up with friends and get some good grub. I met some of my old pals for lunch (I was made to eat at my own restaurant!) before taking a walk down Brick Lane which is always great on the weekend for finding vintage jumpers and second hand handbags. Even more handy, having 2 of your friends working in one of London’s best thrift stores….Discount!
David Hoyle & Bourgeios et Maurice
David Hoyle’s new performance show is currently on a 5 week run at ‘The Royal Vauxhall Tavern’. Titled ‘Licking Wounds,’ Hoyle displays what performance art is capable of and where it is headed. I was unsure of its actual content as it appeared to mix stand-up comedy, live art, musical collaborations and political remarks. However, these are Hoyle’s intentions, and through mixing these ideas, he demonstrates what it is that makes his work so unique.